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Higher Preston Farm House

A Grade II Listed Building in Yeovil, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9434 / 50°56'36"N

Longitude: -2.6652 / 2°39'54"W

OS Eastings: 353364

OS Northings: 116201

OS Grid: ST533162

Mapcode National: GBR MM.NYD5

Mapcode Global: FRA 569M.3J6

Entry Name: Higher Preston Farm House

Listing Date: 17 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056511

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261403

Location: Yeovil, South Somerset, Somerset, BA20

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Yeovil

Built-Up Area: Yeovil

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


1/65 Higher Preston Farm House


- II

Farmhouse, built 1649, but subsequently modified; Ham Stone, random coursed with
fine face; plain Clay tile roof between coped gables, 2 end chimneys and one uff
centre rebuilt in brick. Main South facade has irregular fenestration.
2-storeys, with one 4-light stone mullioned window with ovolo mouldings and
label over, off-centre door (relocated) and on right-hand two 2-light mullioned
windows with hollow chamfers; on first floor 5-C20 double windows. On North
(street) facade two 3-light and one 4-light stone mullioned windows with large
rectangular leaded panes, hollow chamfer moulded with labels over; at first
floor level two 3-light wooden casements, one with ovolo mouldings, both with
leaded panes. Interior not inspected, but Sir R Hall refers to lintol in kitchen
fireplace dated 1649, and to elm ceiling beams with scroll stops to chamfers.
The lean-to on the East side and all outbuildings of little interest. (Hall, Sir
R. De Z. 'Post Medieval Land Tenure, Preston Plucknett' 1961 S.A.N.H.S.
Proceedings Vol. 105).

Listing NGR: ST5336416201

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